October Community Events

Being part of our local community is really important to us. We started from scratch here in Vancouver and we’ve grown because of the support we’ve been given by our community. We try to give back as much as we can by sponsoring local events – and some not-so-local events.

Here’s our round-up for October. We hope you get a chance to check them out for yourself.

Wednesday, October 2nd

Canadian Mental Health Association
8th Annual Building Pathways for Hope Fundraising Dinner
This is an important event to increase awareness for CMHA programs and to raise funds to help provide support to people living with a mental illness. Learn more about it on their website or facebook page. Tickets may still be available if you’d like to be part of this worthwhile event. email hidden; JavaScript is required for more details.

Friday, October 4th

TUTS Fall Gala – Theatre Under the Stars
This fall, the Board of Directors is hosting TUTS’ first ever Fall Gala, “NEW BEGINNINGS”, on Friday, October 4th at the beautiful Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver. With cocktails, dinner, and live entertainment provided by an exciting list of special guests, this will be a glittering evening celebrating years past at TUTS and sharing our vision for a bright future. All in support of our continuing work as a source of high-caliber family entertainment and one-of-a-kind training ground for aspiring theatre professionals.

Saturday, October 5th

Green Streets Program – Garden Party
The Green Streets Program encourages volunteers to beautify their neighborhoods by tending to street gardens in traffic circles and corner bulges.  It began in 1994 with only 20 gardens; today, volunteers care for over 500 gardens! On Sunday October 5th the gardeners will gather at VanDusen Botanical Gardens to celebrate another successful year of enhancing Vancouver’s streets. They’ll be serving up some Ethical Bean coffee, so maybe you want to stop by and sign up to be a volunteer!

Sunday, October 6th

Pi Theatre and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre
In support of their upcoming co-production Horseshoes & Hand Grenades is partnering with Pi Theatre to host a Hastings Racecourse Community Day at the Track this October 6th in the afternoon. This free event is a fundraiser and promotional event for our upcoming co-production of Except in the Unlikely Event of War. There’ll be free food, a silent auction, a chance to meet the creative team, and of course, horse races. If you’re interested in getting a pair of tickets, send an email hidden; JavaScript is required">email to Sean.

Sunday, October 6th

CIBC Run for the Cure
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. It was founded by a small group of volunteers who wanted to raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause. Ethical Bean Coffee is proud to be fuelling runners and spectators with hot, delicious coffee.

Saturday, October 19th

Wigs for Kids BC
Annual Live and Silent Auction Fundraiser benefiting Wigs for Kids B.C.  Raising money to provide kids with custom fitted human hair wigs and help pay for essential drugs and specific feeding supplies that are not covered by any government agency or program. Raffle tickets are still available. $20 each. See their facebook page for details.

15th Annual Starlight Gala
Proceeds from the Starlight Gala will enable Richmond Hospital Foundation to purchase vital medical equipment, improve patient care services, and upgrade facilities at Richmond Hospital. Every dollar raised stays within our community. For ticket inquiries, please call 604.244.5252.

October 24th

Shanti Uganda Society 5th Annual Evening of Art
Raising funds for Shanti Uganda’s Solar Powered Maternity Centre is Nsaasi Village, Uganda. Funds raised will go towards the life saving maternal and infant health programs carried out at the Shanti Uganda Birth House. The Birth House provides mother-centered care throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period  and from the Birth House, they run prenatal education classes, a Community Garden Program, a Teen Girls Program and a Women’s Income Generating Group –  a collective of HIV positive women who produce bags and jewellery which are sold throughout North America. If you’d like to donate to this cause, visit their website for details.

October 23rd & 25th

Banfield Pavilion Extended Care Unit ~Annual Fall Bazaar
A large annual fundraiser to raise funds for the 200 Adults that live in the Banfield Pavillon Extended Care Unit. The funds are needed to provide recreational programming for the residents. The event is happening on two days in two different locations to generate more ticket sales. Wed Oct 23rd at the Jim Pattison Pavilion and Fri Oct 25th at the Banfield Pavilion.

October 27th

InterFit Integrated Fitness Society – Spooky Spooktacular Frundraiser
North Shore Adapted Hiking (NSAH) is their primary program which unites people with disabilities and able bodied hikers so they may enjoy the benefits of social and physical activity together on local hiking trails. Interfit rely on community donations and profits from their fundraisers to purchase and maintain their off road wheelchairs and to operate their specialized van to transport equipment. Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required 604-817-1177 or email hidden; JavaScript is required">Kim 604-773-5450 for tickets.

James Cunningham Seawall Race
It is one of the longest running road running events in the Lower Mainland, and is one of the very few that is allowed access to the Stanley Park Seawall. It is named for James Cunningham, the stonemason responsible for the completion of the Seawall. The event is organized by a group of dedicated volunteers, and each year a local charity is featured, typically related to sports and fitness for youth. The average turnout is 800 to 900 runners and walkers, and many take advantage of the date to wear their fanciest Halloween finery! Ethical Bean is working with the Lions Gate Road Runners.

Avalon Recovery Society – Runway for Recovery
The Avalon Recovery Society operate three drop-in centers- Vancouver, North Shore, and White Rock- where they provide; peer led support meetings, child minding, life skills workshops, resource information, and the opportunity to connect with other women as they build healthy networks of support. Avalon is the only organization of its kind and does not receive any government funding. Runway for Recovery is a high tea fashion show at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. The event features local designers/stores along with high tea, and silent auction. Ticket details can be found here.

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